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Where to Celebrate Galentine’s Day and Valentine's Day in Nashville

Updated: Feb 10

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest dining days of the year — we've done the work and rounded up the best places to celebrate in Nashville! From fancy to no-fuss, there's something for all. 


L.A. JACKSON TO HOST GALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

Thursday, February 13, 2020

In honor of Galentine’s Day – the holiday dedicated to women coming together and celebrating their friendship and accomplishments – L.A. Jackson will be throwing a spectacular Galentine’s Day Party complete with photo booths and live entertainment provided by DJ Sister Sprouse.


The gal-themed soiree will feature festive Cocktails in the City (Sex in the City themed cocktails) including the Carrie - the classic cocktail that never goes out of style made with vodka, curacao, cranberry, lime; Charlotte - for the girly girl in all of us made with vodka, falernum, hibiscus, cinnamon, pineapple, lime; Miranda - a serious cocktail for a serious woman made with Aperol, peach, cava; and the Samantha - just enough spice to make you come back for more made with blanco tequila, pomegranate, lime, chili. Also available will be delicious culinary delights like salmon tartare with corn blinis, dill cream and tomato, and heart doughnuts filled with raspberry jam.


In true Galentine’s Day fashion, besties can bond over fun activities like the special Gratitude Box, where guests will have the opportunity to write a postcard to their favorite long-distance gal pal. For more information, visit  L.A. Jackson Galentine's Day


 L.A. Jackson’s Galentine’s Day Party will take place on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 7PM to close. Admission is complimentary and open to the public. L.A. Jackson is located on the rooftop of the Thompson Nashville, 401 11th Avenue S. Telephone: 615-252-6001; Website: www.lajacksonbar.com


MRT Love Candy & Raspberry-White Chocolate Mousse; Photo Credit Landry's

Morton's The Steakhouse

Love is in the air with a Valentine’s Day cocktail and dessert from Morton’s The Steakhouse! From February 10 – 16, couples can enjoy the Love Candy, a blend of Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rosé, Passoa Passion Fruit Liquor, Simple Syrup, Lemon & Grapefruit Juice topped with Chandon Brut for just $17. Additionally, guests can indulge in a Raspberry-White Chocolate Mousse for $14.

From February 8 – 15, diners can fall in love with a Steak & Lobster Oscar, a succulent 8 oz. Filet topped with a Whole Main Lobster & Bearnaise sauce, for just $59.


CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AT RAINFOREST CAFE

Valentine’s Day Buffet Offered February 12th

Rainforest Cafe is ‘wild’ about Valentine’s Day! Kids are invited to join Cha! Cha! for a celebratory buffet for just $9.99 and an evening filled with games, crafts, activities, and more! The festivities will also include special Valentine’s Day cupcakes, free goodie bags and even an exclusive retail discount!

Reservations can be made by calling (615) 514-3000 to ensure a place at the Valentine’s Day celebration.

COST: $9.99 Kids Buffet 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12 5 p.m. – Close

WHERE: Rainforest Cafe – Opry Mills 353 Opry Mills Drive Nashville, TN 37214


EVENT: lou + Dino’s Valentine’s Takeover

TIME: Thursday, February 13 from 5pm-9pm (apertivo hours from 4-5pm)

LOCATION: Dino’s – 411 Gallatin Ave.

ABOUT: Dinner for 2, $35 – includes chopped antipasto, garlic toast, red sauce, choose spaghetti & meatballs or eggplant parm. Still hungry? Add on shrimp cocktail, arancini, or strawberry cheesecake. Thirsty? Martinis & half carafes of red.


Photo Credit: Hutton Hotel - by: Emily Dorio


Valentine's Day Dinner: Southern Comfort for Sweethearts at Mane & Rye Dinerant

February 14 & 15, 2020

Mane & Rye invites you and your loved one for a special three-course Valentine’s Day Dinner complete with a Hamachi Crudo starter with tangaquats, fresno crisp, avocado, and white shoyu; your choice of entree from Fried Chicken & Watermelon with crispy chicken skin, compressed melon, mizuna, pepper jelly vinaigrette and fried peanuts, 7X Wagyu Short Rib with broccolini, truffled raclette galette and porcini jus, or Sous Vide/Charred Swordfish Chop with spinach and artichoke ragout, crispy sunchokes and rosemary agrumato. For dessert, indulge in a delicious Milk Chocolate Feuilletine Crunch with malta foam, drunken cherries and cocoa shards.


Mane & Rye Valentine’s Day Menu is priced at $59 per person plus tax and service charge. Seatings are from 5pm-10pm. Credit card guarantee required for all reservations.  Reservations can be made via OpenTable or by calling Mane & Rye Dinerant directly at 615.340.9333.



EVENT: Valentine's Day Dinner at Stompin' Grounds Restaurant

WHEN: Friday, February 14 from 5pm-10pm

LOCATION: Stompin’ Grounds at JW Marriott – 201 8th Avenue South

ABOUT: This Valentine's Day, we invite you in for a four course Valentine's Day dinner. Enjoy this fresh, homemade, local meal on February 14th, from 5PM to 10PM, $45+ p/p, valet parking included. Reservations recommended. To see the menu and make reservations, please visit alwaysgrindin.com or call 629.208.8450.


Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Mason Bar

Celebrate Love on Valentine's Day at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other or best friend, make Valentine’s Day special this year by indulging in an a la carte menu at Mason’s and Mason Bar located at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. On Friday, February 14, diners will be treated to a sophisticated meal prepared by our very own Executive Chef, Patrick Gossett, that’s sure to surprise and delight.


Start with a choice of appetizer including Soup (White Bean & Kale; V, GF; $11), Red & White Salad (Goat Cheese Mousse, Shaved Baby Red Beets, White Asparagus, Frisée, Candied Filberts, White Balsamic Vinaigrette; GF; $11), Caesar (Herb Croutons, Parmesan, White Anchovy, Caesar Dressing; $12) OR Tuna (Blood Orange Ponzu, Chili Oil, Kohlrabi, Radish, Rice Paper; GF; $18). The main course includes Shareable Surf & Turf (6oz Butter Poached Maine Lobster Tails, 14oz NY Strip, Caramelized Garlic Yukon Purée, Oyster Mushrooms, Charred Broccoli, Gremolata, Beurre Rouge; GF; $55), Chicken (Chicken Breast Roulade, Black Garlic Risotto, Wild Mushroom, Pinot Jus; GF; $25), Squash (Butternut Squash, Kale, Pickled Onion, Cannellini Beans, Heirloom Tomato, Pecans, Sage; GF; $26) OR Salmon (Charred Corn Salad, Cipollini Onion Butter, Fire Roasted Shishito Peppers; GF; $29). Finally, get lost in a decadent dessert from our pastry chef, Lexi Francisco – choices include Red Velvet Chocolate Cake (Chocolate truffle, Cream Cheese Buttercream; $10); Vanilla Bean Brulee ($8) OR Seasonal Cheesecake ($8).


· Menu prices are a la carte

· Seating available from 5:00pm – 10:00pm and reservations are strongly recommended via OpenTable or by calling (615) 321-1990

· Complimentary 2-hour Valet Parking included.


Galentines Day Punch Bowl

Celebrate Galentine’s Day at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Why celebrate love and friendship on one day when you can celebrate all week long? Grab your best gals and head to Mason Bar at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for the ultimate Galentine’s Day celebration. You and your friends can book your own mini-celebration to toast your friendship which includes a shareable 1 gallon Punch Bowl along with assorted appetizers for just $25 per person (not inclusive of tax and gratuity).

When: February 10-16

Time: Reservations can be made daily from 12pm to 12am Sunday – Thursday; and 12pm to 1am Friday and Saturday.

Cost: $25 per person (not inclusive of tax and gratuity); Minimum four guests

RSVP: Kelly.Crook@loewshotels.com

Where: Mason Bar at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel 2100 West End Avenue Nashville, TN


Valentine’s Day Hotel Package at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

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Make a night (or weekend) of it and stay at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel via their “It’s a Love Story” hotel package which includes dinner for two (a $60 value) from a special room service menu (or apply the credit towards dinner at Mason’s or Mason Bar), two glasses of sparkling wine, one in-room movie, complimentary valet parking and complimentary 1pm check out. Price is based on availability; to book or for more details, click here: https://www.loewshotels.com/vanderbilt-hotel/specials/its-a-love-story?chebs=WEB_BANNER_VAN_VDAY2020


STK Nashville

Feed your fantasy this Valentine's Day at STK Nashville. In addition to the full menu, guests can enjoy specialty entrees like Soy Honey Glazed Ahi Tuna for just $42, or share a plate with your loved one and indulge in their Porterhouse 28oz. Surf and Turf. Valentine's Day specials will run Friday, February 14th to Monday, February 17th.

Hours: Friday and Saturday 3:30 PM - 12:00 AM, Sunday and Monday 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Reservations: Can be made on Open Table https://bit.ly/2urvnwt or by calling (615) 619-3500.


Nicky’s Coal Fired

That’s Amore! This Valentine’s Day, Nicky’s Coal Fired is serving up a 4-course tasting menu in a retro-Italian setting including Lobster Arancini or Seared Beef Carpaccio, followed by freshly made pasta and a coal fired pie. The tasting menu only will be available on Friday, February 14th, at $60 per person, and will continue to be served alongside their regular menu Saturday. Nicky’s will also be offering coal fired heart-shaped pizzas all weekend long on Postmates.

Hours: Friday and Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Reservations: Can be made on Open Table https://bit.ly/2RDhJ0U or by calling (615) 678-4289.


Photo Credit: Bar Otaku

Bar Otaku

Enjoy an informal evening with your Valentine at Bar Otaku. Located in The Gulch, this vibrant Japanese Izakaya will be offering regular menu items such as their Izakaya Salad and Tuna Poke alongside specially curated dishes available February 14th only.

Hours: Friday and Saturday 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM Reservations: Can be made on Resy https://bit.ly/3aC55rV or by calling (615) 454-3946.


Photo Credit: Josephine

Josephine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one at 12 South staple, Josephine. Chef Andy Little invites guests to come enjoy menu favorites they know and love without the pressure of a prix fixe menu. Josephine's wine menu will offer a few celebratory additions, hand-selected by Karen Little.

Hours: Friday and Saturday 5:00 PM- 11:00 PM

Reservations: Can be made on Open Table https://bit.ly/3aC8xTl or by calling (615) 292-7766.


The Listening Room Cafe

Treat your Valentine to dinner and a live show at The Listening Room Cafe. Shows will take place at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM with an à la carte dinner menu. Guests can reserve a general admission ticket for just $10 per person, or select the VIP Valentine's Day ticket for $25 which includes up-front seating, a rose on your table, a glass of champagne and heart-shaped chocolate covered strawberries. Hours: Friday 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM seatings

Reservations: Can be made at https://listeningroomcafe.com/music-calendar/ or by calling (615) 259-3600.


Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chef’s Market

On Friday, Feb. 14 from 4-9 p.m., Chef’s Market will be offering getaway-themed Valentine’s Day specials at their 900 Conference Drive location in Goodlettsville in addition to their signature dishes, including:

Jet Set Salad for Two (baby greens, blood orange, almonds, goat cheese, rye crumbles, avocado vinaigrette)Fresh Flight Butterfly Trout Amandine (American trout, almonds, lemon, meuniere sauce, served with two accompaniments and homemade bread)Standby Short Rib Wellington (beef short rib, puff pastry, mushroom duxelle, demi-glace, served with two accompaniments and homemade bread)Pink Champagne Cake


For those that prefer to truly get-away or a have night-in with their Valentine, Chef’s is offering a Takeaway Getaway gourmet dinner for two, beautifully packaged and available either hot and ready to serve, or cold with reheating instructions. These packages are priced at $95 and available for pick-up anytime, and the gourmet dinner for two includes:

Airfare Antipasto Skewers (roasted red pepper, ciligiene mozzarella, gocce pasta, basil, salami, oliveJet Set Salad (baby greens, blood orange, almonds, goat cheese, rye crumbles, avocado vinaigrette)


Choice of Two Entrees:

Fresh Flight Butterfly Trout Amandine (American trout, almonds, lemon, meuniere sauce, served with two accompaniments and homemade bread)Airline Chicken Breast (chicken, artichokes, capers, lemon wheels, white wine reduction)Standby Short Rib Wellington (beef short rib, puff pastry, mushroom duxelle, demi-glace, served with two accompaniments and homemade bread)


Served with:

First Class Fennel & Onion Potato Au Gratin (potato, fennel, onion, cream, gruyere)Boarding Call Provencal Buttered Asparagus (asparagus, butter, lavender, herbs)On Board Butter RollsChocolate Genoise Mousse CakesChocolate Dipped Strawberries

Whether you are picking up or dining at Chef’s Market, you can also find their gift shop filled with perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for your friends and significant others.


Butchertown Hall

Butchertown Hall will be celebrating love AND its five-year anniversary with a special menu of à la carte favorites from Butchertown menus over the past five years. Cult classics like Butchertown’s Prime Rib, Smoked Turkey, Grilled Shishito Peppers, and Butchertown Radler Cocktail will make a one-night-only appearance for this special occasion. Butchertown will also offer an extended all-day Happy Hour on Friday, February 14th leading into dinner. Hours: Friday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM, All-Day Happy Hour 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reservations: Can be made at https://www.butchertownhall.com/reservations or by calling (615) 454-3634.


Dream Nashville

Those who like the full package can book their accommodations with Dream Nashville in the heart of Downtown. For $2000 per night, plus tax, guests can enjoy their "Dream Date" experience complete with luxury acommodations and amenities you won't even need to leave the room for. Guests will stay in The Guest House — the property's 1,400 square-foot presidential suite — enjoy the following:

Overnight luxury accommodations in The Guest House

Couples in-room amenity

Welcome cocktails for two mixed in suite

In-room dinner for two with a bottle of wine

In-room couples massage

Round Trip Airport Transportation with Lincoln Navigator house car

VIP Table at Burlesque Show

Breakfast in Bed

Reservations: The Dream Date package is available Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th; reservations must be made by phone (615) 622-0600.


Stateside Kitchen

The Dream Nashville hotel’s signature restaurant, Stateside Kitchen, will offer a special three-course Valentine's menu priced at $75 per person, available Thursday, February 13th and running through Saturday, February 15th. Upon entry, guests will be greeted with Champagne and amuse-bouche. Wine and Champagne pairings will available to all guests, as well as an a la carte oyster menu. Hours: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Reservations: Can be made on Open Table https://bit.ly/2GiGeLH or by calling (615) 622-0600.


Photo Credit: Dream Nashville

Dirty Little Secret

Couples looking to kick things up a notch and celebrate Valentine’s Day amongst Nashville’s neon lights can head over to Dirty Little Secret, Dream Nashville’s signature experiential nightclub, located in notorious Printer’s Alley. Enjoy beats from DJ Mayo 500 and Champagne specials, available Friday, February 14th. Hours: 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Reservations: Can be made at NashPrintersAlley@DreamHotels.com or by calling (615) 268-2331.


Photo Credit: Dream Nashville

Snitch

Located in the back of Dream Nashville and accessible via Printer’s Alley, this music-centric speakeasy boasts an elevated experience with refined cocktail selections and up-and-coming talent. Parlay Valentine’s Day dinner into drinks to catch Hi Jiver perform at 7:00 pm and Emily Chambers at 10:00 pm. Hours: 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM Reservations: Not Required





Five Points Pizza

If you forgot to make a reservation, never fear - Five Points Pizza is a no-reservation option! Pair your salads, garlic knots, pizzas and cannolis with a cold beer or their on-draft wine options featuring Tiamo (perfect since this is Italian for ”I love you”) Pinot Grigo and Meiomi Pinot Noir. If you have a favorite bottle you prefer to bring in, Five Points Pizza is waiving their corkage fee in honor of Valentine’s Day. For those who prefer to bring in dinner on Valentine’s Day, you can call the East Nashville or Charlotte Ave. location to place a carryout order, or check out Five Points Pizza’s online ordering through www.fivepointspizza.com or through the Five Points Pizza app.



Tailor

For Valentine’s Day, Tailor will feature its new Winter menu with a few additional surprises! Come experience this internationally acclaimed dinner party style restaurant for a Valentine’s Day seating at either 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $100 per person, plus and gratuity with an optional beverage pairing available for $50 per person. Reservations are required, and tickets can be purchased online at www.tailornashville.com.


Yada

On Friday, Feb. 14, Yada on Franklin in Clarksville with offer two seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. featuring a special holiday set menu, as well as a champagne-and-dessert-only seating at 8:30 p.m. The 5-course menu served at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. is priced at $55/person with wine pairings offered for an additional fee. The menu will feature a Tuscan vegetable soup, wedge salad, arancini, steak with fire roasted polenta and a chocolate panna cotta. For those interested in an early celebration, check out Yada’s upcoming wine tasting event on February 6. The Feb. 6 wine tasting will offer a 5 p.m. tasting that includes four wine tastings with palate cleansing snacks (priced at $25/person), as well as a wine dinner to follow, featuring a 5-course menu with four wine pairings for $100/person)



Tune 

JW Marriott Nashville is the first hotel in the world to offer Tune, a bio-tuning company that uses a powerful combination of music and vibrational technology to leave you in a state of calm. Located on JW Marriott Nashville’s third floor adjacent to the Spa by JW, three custom-designed tuneBeds allow visitors and locals to select from one of the seven bio-frequencies, ranging from energize to recover. Much like a musician who tunes their instrument to keep it in a state of exemplary performance, these proprietary frequency compositions are designed to shift the body from a fight-or-flight state to a rest-and-recovery state, reset stress hormones, and balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain during an immersive, sensory experience. The 15-minute process “tunes” the body and mind on a physiological level, switching the body to an optimal functional and emotional state and facilitating presence, relaxation, and happiness. After the session, the mind is clear, the body is relaxed, and guests feel like their best self, the way the body is designed and intended to feel. See attached for more info.


The Spa at JW

The Spa at JW Marriott Nashville is an expansive and serene retreat designed to pamper guests and inspire a sense of comfort and well-being. Highlights of this modern, masculine space include a relaxation room, five treatment rooms (including a couple’s treatment room), and locker rooms for men and women. The Perfect Harmony Couples Massage is offered for either 50 minutes, 80 minutes, or 110 minutes. See pricing and more services here.  


bartaco - Valentine’s Day Crispy Oyster Taco

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, bartaco is serving up it’s fan favorite aphrodisiac – the crispy oyster taco -  available from February 11th – February 17th.


If you’re looking to spice up Valentine’s Day, indulge in this taco with wild gulf oysters soaked in buttermilk, dredged in corneal (seasonal masa) and served on our cooling and tangy oyster sauce. The crispy oyster taco along with bartaco’s famous margaritas will have you ooh-ing in aah-ing from the start of the night.

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